Temporary measures introduced earlier this year which allow pubs and restaurants to provide a takeaway service have been extended until 2022.
Emergency measures were introduced earlier this year which allow pubs and restaurants to provide a takeaway service. The temporary measure was initially scheduled to end on 31 March 2021.
In recent changes announced by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, the temporary measure will be extended until 31 March 2022.
This extension of permitted development rights also applies to temporary structures for the hosting of markets, fairs and car boot sales, amongst other outdoor events. Under the proposed changes, this right will be available up until 31 December 2021.
It has also been announced that temporary permitted development rights to enable emergency development by Councils, such as the Nightingale hospitals, has been extended from 31 December 2020 to 31 December 2021.
David Jones Head of Planning at Evans Jones commented:
"The proposed changes will provide a greater degree of flexibility and support for many of those businesses which have been hardest hit during the current lockdown and potential future ongoing restrictions. Many businesses have responded positively adapting operating methods and erecting temporary structures to increase capacity whilst maintaining social distancing”.
David Jones is MD/Head of Planning at Evans Jones. If you would like any further information on permitted development or other planning matters, contact David on 0800 0014090 or email firstname.lastname@example.org